John Wayles

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Wayles died on 28 May 1773, leaving substantial property and debt which took years for Thomas Jefferson and the other co-executors of Wayles' estate to deal with. The majority of Wayles' papers and financial records do not survive. Wayles died on 28 May 1773, leaving substantial property and debt which took years for Thomas Jefferson and the other co-executors of Wayles' estate to deal with. The majority of Wayles' papers and financial records do not survive.
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John Wayles was Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson's father, Thomas Jefferson's father-in-law. He was born in Lancaster, England, on 31 January 1715.[1] His home was The Forest, in Charles City County. He married Martha Eppes on 3 May 1746; they had one surviving child, Martha. Martha Eppes Wayles died on 5 November 1748, shortly after her daughter was born. Wayles later married "Miss Cocke," according to Thomas Jefferson's memorandum. They had three surviving children: Elizabeth, Tabitha, and Anne. Wayles' second wife died and he was married a third time in January 1760 to Elizabeth Lomax. She died just a year later; they had no children.

According to family tradition, John Wayles was also the father of Robert, James, Peter, Critta, Sally, and Thenia Hemings.[2]

Wayles died on 28 May 1773, leaving substantial property and debt which took years for Thomas Jefferson and the other co-executors of Wayles' estate to deal with. The majority of Wayles' papers and financial records do not survive.

Footnotes

  1. Memorandum by Thomas Jefferson, Edgehill-Randolph Papers, University of Virginia.
  2. Madison Hemings, "Life Among the Lowly," Pike County Republican, March 13, 1873.

See Also

Further Sources

  • Goochland County Deed Book 10:169-170, 12:217-219,
  • Hemphill, John M., II, ed. "John Wayles Rates His Neighbors." VMHB 66(3):302-306.
  • Hochman, Steven Harold. [http://tjportal.monticello.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=3515 "Thomas Jefferson: A Personal Financial Biography." PhD diss., University of Virginia, 1987.
  • John Wayles Will and Codicil, Charles City County Deeds and Wills, 1766-1774, pp. 461-463.
  • MB 329-333.
  • PTJ 1:95-6, 100, 103.
  • "Will of John Wayles." Tyler's Quarterly Magazine 6(3):268-270.
  • Thomas Jefferson's accounts with John Wayles. (location?)
  • Malone, Jefferson, 1:432-433 (Appendix 1D, "The Wayles Family").